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Meaning of sweatbox

sweat•box

Pronunciation: (swet'boks"), [key]
— n.
  1. a sauna or other enclosure for sweating.
  2. any uncomfortably warm room or environment.
  3. a box or cell in which a prisoner is punished or given the third degree.
  4. a device for removing moisture from tobacco leaves, figs, raisins, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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